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photography terms and conditions

Photography terms and conditions

Photography terms and conditions are essential to you photographic business. It can save your reputation as a photographer, a lot of money and most importantly a lot of time. I nearly had a bad experience a couple of years ago, when I was contracted to do a studio photo shoot for Dock Of The Bay, a clothing company based in the UK. I was set to photograph their Autumn range of clothing in a studio I had booked in Leeds. There were also 2 models booked for the day and everything was set. Two days before the photo shoot around 4 large boxes of clothing arrived. They were sealed and upon opening the garments were still packaged and most importantly no creases were ironed out. If...

photography and covid

Photography and Covid 19

It has been incredibly difficult to do any photography and Covid 19 restrictions limiting almost all aspects of taking pictures. One area of photography that is particularly restricted is event photography. My photography colleagues from all over the world have said that they have instantly seen their incomes completely disappear. Fortunately for me I am not only a photographer, I also work as a photo editor and having this as a service I offer has helped me through this financially difficult time. The restrictions have slowly been lifted, but I felt that event photography was a long way away from resuming. I was pleasantly surprised to receive a call from the director of the Adda Simfonica enquiring if I could come and take photographs of a concert...

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Travel photography assignments

Travel photography assignments. It's not every day you get offered your dream job. I was contacted by a bespoke travel agency to become a travel photographer. Anglo Indiago Travels - specialise in tailor made holidays to exotic travel destinations. Their main travel destinations are: India, Sri Lanka, The Maldives, Nepal Madagascar to mention a few. Over the years I have had quite a few travel photography assignments. I have been to Dubai and Morocco as a professional event photographer. I have also travelled the world with a classical orchestra and I am sure my experience, photographing and travelling was what they were looking for when they got in touch. They  were looking to recruit a professional photographer to accompany their guests. My main tasks would be to...

racism at work

Black lives matter, racism at work

Black lives matter, racism at work is particularly terrible as many won't speak up for fear of losing their jobs. This racist attitude is not only aimed at the black community but at many ethnic minorities. Anybody who is racially abused deserves to be protected or at least have a voice to speak out about this injustice. This has recently come into the headlines, with the terrible events in the USA and the black lives matter protests that are taking place all around the world. I started my career as a dental technician but my heart was never really in it. I had studied photography in London and around 2004, I quit my job to fulfil my dream of becoming a photographer and video producer. My...

conservation photography

Photographing wildlife: a lion sanctuary

Photographing wildlife for a conservation project. I have always held the belief that we humans need to conserve our environment before it is too late. When I heard about the plight of GG Conservation, a lion sanctuary in South Africa, I jumped at the possibility to offer my services to this very important sanctuary. They are currently running a crowdfunding campaign, here is a bit about them: Glen Garriff (GG) Conservation is a lion sanctuary for lions in need in South Africa. We provide an environment where our animals can live in safety, be treated with the compassion and respect they deserve, free of abuse and persecution. Thousand’s of Lions are held worldwide in captivity, many in appalling circumstances. According to IFAW in the US alone It’s been estimated...

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Event Photography – photographing Michael Nyman

Event photography at its best. It was a real pleasure to be invited to photograph and create a visual archive of the recording sessions of Symphony # 2 and 5. Composed by the academy award winning Michael Nyman. Photographing the recording process was a real inspiration for me, shooting everything from the sound engineers, to the meetings between the musicians and Michael Nyman. I also had the privilege to be invited to photograph the premiere of his new symphonies.  The World Orchestra conducted by Josep Vicent managed to record these two symphonies in record time. Recently Charles Padley, the record label manger contacted me for permission to use eight of my photographs for the album: Michael Nyman Symphonies. Of course I gave permission and got a...

youtube for marketing

YouTube for marketing

Do you know that You Tube is now the second most used search engine in the world after Google? If you don’t have a presence there, then you could be missing out on many more potential customers. Whatever your video marketing strategy is I can help. Whether you want to post a viral video, you want to build an online presence with a YouTube channel or you just want the videos from your website to appear on YouTube, get in touch. Youtube for marketing A classical concert recorded by me performed by The World Orchestra - this is a great example of a viral video. At most a few thousand attended this event. Even though this concert was only recorded with a single static camera, using the...